The region contains both the Irazu and Turriabla Volcanoes, the Highlands Region of Costa Rica is home to national parks and protected reserves, Its terrain boasts superb wildlife havens and thriving vegetation up to altitudes of 11,260 ft (3,432 m).

The Highlands Region extends from the northwest town of Tilaran to the southeast Turrialba Volcano. It encompasses ¬†an elliptical expanse of spectacular green hills with unparalleled biodiversity, and many of the country’s most important rivers bellow from high in the Central Volcanic Mountain Range to Costa Rica’s fertile Central Valley. Birthing from high atop the crisp mountain ranges, these rivers supply the Central Valley Plateau (Meseta Central) with vital nutrients for flourishing crops.

Many of the country’s active volcanic peaks are found along the Highland’s Central Volcanic Mountain Range (Cordillera Volcanica Central). Volcanoes such as Poas and Irazu are some of the most spectacular and accessible volcanoes in the country. Easily accessible from San Jose, destinations such as Poas Volcano can be visited with day trips from the capital city.

Packages that include the Highlands region

Green-Violet Ear

Caribbean Foothills and Cloudforest Highlands of Talamanca

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Monteverde Area and Central Pacific Lowlands Carara.

Rufous-capped Warbler

Central Valley Highlands and Caribbean Lowlands

Piratic Flycatcher

Southern Pacific Highlands,Lowland Rainforest, and Seashore

Central-South Pacific- Caribbean foothills

Highlands - South Pacific- Central Pacific